Through the Looking Glass Productions aspires to be a nomadic producing theatre, homeless except in aspirations.

We seek to share our passion for storytelling with an audience and appeal to that part of us that cherished bedtime stories, the bit of us that in a moment was forever in its Element... "...feeling first, thinking second..."

Through UK premieres, existing narratives, education and community support work to bring together the best of contemporary theatre practice, storytelling, education, training and literary theatrical tradition, our work explores the dilemma of... "How to be?"

It can be a comedy or tragedy - or both, a musical, be performed in theatres, schools or in public spaces; for grown-ups or children, the avid theatre goer and the tentative first timer.

Join us in the journey as we peer through the looking glass.



Current News & Productions

A Distant Country Called Youth
The 2011 Tour

"The play is an inspiration to anyone, particularly
  the young, to follow their dreams"


Following a successful run at The Mill Studio in Guildford, Through the Looking Glass Productions presents a UK tour in association with Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre to mark the centenary year of Williams' birth.

Adapted from early letters Tennessee Williams sent to his family, friends, and professional associates, spanning his seminal younger years in   St. Louis writing to his mentally ill sister, to the successful Broadway opening of The Glass Menagerie nearly two decades later.

This one-man show weaves together elements from Tennessee Williams’ tormented family life, distant travels, casual lovers, and struggling career that later formed the basis for many of his theatrical masterpieces. 

Humorous, vulnerable and highly personal, Thomas Lanier wrestles with unfulfilled potential and disparate parts of his life to become all he can be, beyond the borders of his own expectations and imagination.

"Oliver Andrews imbues Tennessee with a
  mordant humanity... He sounds great,
  just like Tennessee."

Cheltenham Everyman Studio Theatre
Thursday 17th – Friday 18th February, 7.45pm
Saturday 19th February, 8pm
Tickets: £7.50 (+ £1 booking fee)
Phone: 01242 572573 

Colchester Mercury Studio 
Thursday 3rd- Saturday 5th March, 7.45pm
Tickets: £10/£6.25 conc.
Phone: 01206 573948

Theatre by the Lake Studio, Keswick
Thursday 24th-Saturday26th March 7.30pm
(2pm Matinee on Sat 26th)
Tickets: £14 (discounts £1 off) Students, U16s £8
Phone: 017687 74411

Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Emlyn Williams Studio
Friday 6th –Saturday 7th May 7.45pm
Tickets: £9/£7 conc
Phone: 0845 330 3565

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